Making nginx "feel" faster?

Phillip B Oldham phill at
Mon Mar 10 10:52:29 MSK 2008

Yes - lighttpd had lots of problems with 500 errors due to php processes 
ending unexpectedly. Haven't tried apache, but I don't much fancy 
playing with fastcgi with apache or re-compiling php.

Igor Sysoev wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 08, 2008 at 02:51:56PM +0000, Phillip B Oldham wrote:
>> Hi guys
>> I'm working on a mediatemple server (US) from the UK and it looks like 
>> there's a limit with the bandwidth from the server. Sites on that box 
>> are slow, whether they're dynamic or not. nginx has 8 worker threads 
>> (with 8 php-fastcgi threads waiting), keepalive is set to 3, static 
>> files are being told to cache, and gzip is enabled.
> You do not need worker per each php-fastcgi process.
> Single worker is enough for this.
>> Are there any other tweaks I can do to nginx to make the responses feel 
>> faster? Maybe reduce the chunk size or something?
> I have no idea. Have do you tried other servers: lighttpd, Apache in this
> environment ?


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